Policy Press are proud to offer a range of Open Access options for our authors across books and journals.
In celebration of Open Access Week – 24-30 October – here is a collection of some of our recent open access content for you to enjoy…
From Families, Relationships and Societies:
House, home and transforming energy in a cold climate
Authors: Janette Webb, David Hawkey; David McCrone, Margaret Tingey
From Policy & Politics:
Against the tide of depoliticisation: The politics of research governance
Authors: Sarah Hartley, Warren Pearce, Alasdair Taylor
From Evidence & Policy:
Concepts and practices for the democratisation of knowledge generation in research partnerships for sustainable development
Authors: Cordula Ott, Boniface Kiteme
From the Journal of Poverty and Social Justice:
Gamers or victims of the system? Welfare reform, cynical manipulation and vulnerability
Authors: Del Roy Fletcher, John Flint, Elaine Batty, Jennifer McNeill
From Critical and Radical Social Work:
Franco Basaglia and the radical psychiatry movement in Italy, 1961–78
Author: John Foot
From Voluntary Sector Review:
Transforming the world and themselves: the learning experiences of volunteers being trained within health and social care charities in England
Author: Sarah Darley
Open Access Monograph:
Rethinking sustainable cities: Accessible, green and fair
Author: David Simon
Why publish open access?
- Visibility & impact: Open access makes your research more widely and easily visible to researchers, practitioners and policy makers;
- Usage: A number of studies and reports have shown that open access journal articles are viewed more often than articles available only to subscribers (See for example, Wellcome Trust, Research Information Network);
- Collaboration: Open access publication fosters greater dialogue across disciplinary and geographical boundaries;
- Social Justice: Open access reduces inequalities in access to knowledge due to lack of institutional funding.
To find out more about open access publishing at Policy Press, including information about our APC discounts and waivers, please see our website.
You may also be interested in this recent blog post: Why do you want to be published? Open Access and making a difference